Andreas Feininger was was an American photographer known for his black and white photography of New York from the 40s and 50s.
He studied cabinetmaking and architecture at the Bauhaus and established a Swedish firm specialising in architectural and industrial photography. He was a staff photographer for Life Magazine for two decades from 1943 to 1962. He was also known for writing about photography techniques.
The author of over 30 books, Feininger photographs were shown solo and group exhibition in places such as Museum of Natural History, the International Center of Photography, MoMa, the Metropolitan, the Smithsonian and in smaller galleries and exhibitions around the world.
As a person who loves architecture what attracted me to his work is the way forms, shapes, patterns and scales are represented. Even though some of his images had no human presence, you could always feel the vibrance, the hustle and bustle of city life through them. Through his eyes, the beauty, scale and intricate beauty of the natural and man made world are artfully represented. His images revealed a new aesthetic of order and geometric perfection.
Feininger’s works are masterful in their technical excellence and panoramic grandeur. His body of body is full of timeless images of New York.
Below are a few of my all time favourites.
Hope everyone’s had a wonderful start to the week.